Workers killing: MQM calls for day of mourning Friday

KARACHI: This was announced by MQM leader Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui while addressing a press conference here Thursday.
Earlier, the identity of the four bodies, recovered from Memon Goth a day earlier, was ascertained as MQM workers. They were identified as Sameed, Ali Haider, Faizan and Salman Qureshi.
Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) spokesman claimed that all the four were party’s workers.
The MQM spokesman further claimed that all four deceased were arrested by Rangers and police from Country tower and Gulshan-e-Maymar on April 13 and were brutally tortured to death.
Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Chief Altaf Hussain while describing the incident of what he claimed the extra-judicial killing of his party’s workers as barbaric, asked the people and MQM activists to observe a peaceful day of mourning on Friday.
In a statement issued here, the MQM Chief asked the workers and people to withhold their emotions.

Altaf Hussain ratified the MQM Rabitta Committee’s call for observing Friday as the day of mourning in the wake of yesterday’s recovery of four bodies from Memon Goth which they identified as their workers.

He lamented that despite repeated pleas and protests over arrests of workers and the dumping of tortured bodies, the government has failed to take any notice.

Altaf Hussain appealed the President, Prime Minister and Army Chief to order steps towards putting an end to the incidents of ‘extra-judicial killing’ of MQM workers. He also demanded an action, including filing of cases, against the elements involved in such killings.

“Police and law enforcing agencies had better not invite Allah Almighty’s wrath by killing the workers,” he said.

Altaf Hussain also expressed sympathies with the families of the dead workers.